Childcare courses

Looking for a job where no two days are the same? An important role and endlessly rewarding role? Where opportunities to learn and grow are presented every day? Working in childcare could be the career for you! Childcare professionals often become significant players in the lives of young people, guiding them towards a happy and fulfilling life. Help shape the minds of the upcoming generations with an online childcare qualification from Oxbridge.

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Whether you’re already working in childcare or planning a career change, an accredited qualification in childcare can put you on the pathway to success.

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From their first day of nursery to their last day of big school, kids need supportive, nurturing, compassionate, and caring people around them. Childcare professionals can become significant players in young lives, guiding them towards a happy and fulfilling life.

Whether you’re already working in childcare or planning a career change, an accredited qualification in childcare can put you on the pathway to success. Get started with one of our online childcare courses below.

Get started with one of our online courses below

Child Nutrition Level 3

Discover how to promote healthy eating in children to support their growth and development with this Child Nutrition course.
View course X352

Child Psychology Level 3

Discover how children think and process the world with this unique exploration into the world of child psychology.
View course X309

Counselling for Children Level 2

Utilise your listening skills, empathy and compassion to make a positive difference in children’s’ and adolescent’s lives.
View course X218

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce NCFE CACHE Level 3

An ideal qualification for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed for a career involving children within an Ofsted-regulated environment. Early Years Educator Level 3 allows you to gain a Licence to Practice as an early years educator.
View course X323

Early Years Advanced Practitioner Level 4

This nationally recognised qualification will demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills to take on a leadership position within the early years sector.
View course X402

Early Years Senior Practitioner Level 5

Raise your knowledge and skills to the level of a senior practitioner with this level 5 course. It’s recommended to have completed early years level 2, early years level 3 and early years level 4 before enrolling on this course.
View course X501

Home Based Childcare

A suitable Level 3 qualification that prepares learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings.
View course X343

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Montessori Pedagogy

Learn the fundamentals of working within a Montessori Early Years setting and developing your own skills working with young children.
View course X370

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Gain a broader understanding of autism as a neurological difference with this accredited level 2 course.
View course X215

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Gain insight into the world of children from birth to aged seven, with applied knowledge in the Early Years, 0-5 years.
View course X226

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

The course covers a variety of information on the health and development of a child during the Early Years setting.
View course X320

Safeguarding in a Learning Environment

Learn the key competencies of child protection to keep children safe from harm, such as illness, abuse or injury.
View course X103

Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 (SpLD)

An ideal NCFE CACHE qualification that quickly develops your understanding of specific learning difficulties.
View course X224

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

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Are these courses NVQs?

NVQs were replaced in 2015 by RQFs in 2015. Read more in our What is an NVQ? blog.

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What qualifications do I need to work in a nursery?

No official qualifications are required in order to work as a nursery assistant. However, getting qualified will help you stand out from other candidates, and help you progress in your nursery career.

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Do you need Maths and English for Childcare Level 3?

The entry requirements for a career in childcare will vary depending on your role and responsibilities. With that said, employers will likely expect candidates to hold a maths and English qualification at GCSE level as a minimum requirement.

If you don’t currently have these, don’t worry. We recommend that you get in touch with our learning advisors for support and advice. Alternatively, it’s never too late to achieve fantastic GCSE grades through an online course.

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What are the benefits of studying your Childcare courses from home?

By studying childcare from home, you take away the strain of having to travel to a particular place at a specific time and learn at a pace that’s dictated by your entire class.

So whether you’re an early riser or concentrate better late at night, you’re in complete control of your study schedule and can spend as much or as little time as you need on each unit; that’s why so many of our students complete their courses much sooner than anticipated.

Additionally, you can reap the advantages of one-on-one time with your personal tutor; whether you need help or advice, they are fully qualified in the sector you’re hoping to work in. All of our tutors love seeing their students succeed; it’s not just a job to them; they genuinely are rooting for you.

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Why study a Childcare course online with Oxbridge?

In addition to all of the benefits mentioned above, we have a much higher-than-average pass rate, 20% higher to be precise, which we believe is down to our excellent tutors and learning materials, including videos, e-books and quizzes.

It’s our mission to make childcare training fun and exciting, the way it always should have been. But, sadly, that’s not the experience many of our students have had with traditional education.

From early years practitioners to SEN specialists, our courses can help you follow your passion. So take a look through our courses, and if you struggle to pick, ask our learning advisers for their input.

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Why study Childcare courses online?

You’re never too old to discover your passion and change your life. The beauty of opting for an online childcare course is that you don’t have to turn your entire world upside down.

Online courses offer flexibility that traditional establishments just can’t. You don’t need to quit your job or sacrifice your other commitments and responsibilities. We will work with you to make sure you succeed.

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How long does it take to complete a childcare course?

Most childcare courses, for example, Child Nutrition Level 3, take one year to complete.

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Can I do level 2 childcare online?

Yes. You can do level 2 childcare courses online. Oxbridge offer insightful level 2 courses such as Counselling for Children and Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2.

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Which course is best for childcare?

A Childcare and Education Level 3 course is ideal for anyone looking to work in childcare. You will gain a qualification that can open a number of job opportunities for you in this sector. 

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What can you do with a level 2 childcare qualification?

A level 2 childcare qualification can offer career opportunities such as a nursery worker, teaching assistant and early years educator.

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Can I work in a nursery without qualifications?

Although it is possible to work in a nursey without qualifications, most establishments will require the appropriate qualifications. 

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What training do you need to work in a nursery?

Employers may ask for GCSEs or equivalent qualifications in childcare. It is also preferred if you have experience of working with children, such as babysitting or childminding. 

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Do you need maths for childcare?

Yes, you will normally need a maths GCSE or equivalent to start studying childcare in further education. However, you can opt for a level 2 or 3 course online without having a maths GCSE or equivalent.

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How to get level 3 childcare?

To obtain a level 3 childcare qualification simply enrol on a course and complete it. Scroll up to check out some of the level 3 childcare courses we offer.

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Are online childcare courses accepted?

Yes. Online childcare courses are recognised by employers. 

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How much is a level 2 childcare course?

Fees for level 2 childcare courses will vary. We offer flexible payment plans to suit your needs.

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What is learnt on a childcare course?

A childcare course covers child development, health and safety, nutrition, educational activities, behaviour management, and communication skills.

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Can you be a teaching assistant with Level 2 childcare?

Yes. You can become a teaching assistant with a level 2 qualification in childcare.

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How long is a childcare course?

Online childcare courses can usually be completed within one year.

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What is a childcare course?

A childcare course trains individuals in caring for children, covering safety, development, nutrition, and educational activities.

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Can I do a childcare course with essential skills?

Yes. There are childcare essential skills courses available online for you to study.

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How are childcare courses taught?

Childcare courses are sent to you to work through independently with the support of your personal tutor. For courses requiring observations, you will be observed by a qualified assessor.

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